For those new to my blog, I must explain that in the summer months it is quite filled with my wonderful thrifty finds. I adore the hunt and yard and estate sales in my area are simply amazing. I do engage in other hobbies and have numerous interest which I do share; but over the summer my finds seem to dominate my posts. I find blogging about my finds is also a great way to look back and see if what I bought has actually been useful or if I am wading into the area of just collecting stuff…..way to easy to do when on the yard sale path! That said I will launch right into this weeks finds!
Oh Boy was the week end one for amazing finds! The best part of collecting anything is the thrill of the hunt and the fun in finding amazing things for pennies. This week end was certainly one of the best. Between 2 estate sales and a few yard sales I scored big!
Estate sales here can be a bear as people arrive early and line up around the corner for a good one. You have to be there at least a good half hour or more and willing to stand in line and then fight crowds. Luckily the things I want and collect others rarely want. This week end first up was a hoarders house and will be broken into 3 separate sales due to the sheer volume of stuff…most all new in boxes of course. But what drew me to the sale was the pics of the knitting items. And boy did I score big at .50 per skein for Malabrigo and indie dyers as well as just practical old dishcloth cotton. I also got a slew of knitting bags, circular needles, notions, and books. I rarely buy knitting books, but at $2 I couldn’t pass them up. The Principles of Knitting I had just purchased off Amazon for $30 so grabbed it for one of the girls at $2!
Also found a few darling knitting pics and plaques. Just too cute!
As if the knitting stuff wasn’t enough I also nabbed a random box of unopened DoTerra oils for $15!
Next I was off to a second estate sale that was not advertised but that I happened to see the street signs. Oh my but did I score huge here! This quilt….OMG…love it and it is so beautifully done in both hand and machine stitching. Notice how the maker even fussy cut some of the hexis! At $20 this was an absolute steal!!
When I was young every summer we spent a month at my Grandma Starks huge old Victorian in northern Idaho. One of my favorite activities was playing with the dollhouse that my Grandfather had made for my mother. It was darling and filled with the cutest ever furniture. The dollhouse is with my mom now, but the furniture all disappeared over the years. Imagine my thrill when I saw two bags of the exact furniture priced at $15 for both!! I will be taking this up to her to fill the doll house back again with furniture. Now a few dolls and it will be complete!
I also stopped in at a few yard sales that I passed by and grabbed a few other treasures including this nice hook for my purse and some darling halloween decorations.
I also found another cashmere sweater at a sale for $1 and immediately began unraveling it. I love the soft heathered lavender color!
I also found a few items for the yard and yard tools. I’d say it was an incredibly successful week end indeed!
Didn’t get in a lot of knitting. I am working down the foot of my second August sock, but could not resist casting on Septembers socks in this sock yarn I got at the first sale. It is in my besties favorite team colors, the Seahawks, so will be gifted to her once the sock kal is over in January. I hope too have enough left over to make a cute head band as well.
I did play around in the sewing room a bit this week. Organized all my beads as I want to get some lava stone bracelets made and they were just in a heap. Since I also had to sew up a bag for a special order I made up a few bags out of my eco dyed fabric just for fun.
I am just fascinated how coreopsis flowers print onto fabric. There is just so much detail! I love these bags!!
Recently I have been playing on the IG destash page and grabbed a few goodies.
Got this natural dye book for $5. It is great resource!!
And assorted bits and bobs of fabric. I cannot resist Halloween and Christmas fabrics. I now have the complete set of Heather Ross new Christmas line featuring the cutest ever mice. I also love this complete set of Moda brushed cotton colors in fat quarters.
The week has gone by quite quickly. I have a short break between ending this job and starting the next, but in that time I will be busy as ever with trips and visits. First off I will be heading over to Washington to get my beautiful granddaughter Doodle settled in her college dorm and ready to start her first year of college! Then Christina and the sweet peas will be here for a long week end, and then off to Monterey for a week of residency for my PhD. I also want to squeeze in a visit to my mom. So it will be a busy next few weeks. I did get a chance to go meet my team at the new position and I have to say I cannot wait to start!
And now it is Friday, my replacement at work was found and I was released early so I am free to pursue a day of pleasure! First up is another amazing estate sale in which I spy Hummels in the pictures. So off I must to wait in line and hope for a few treasures to increase my collection!